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EC 1.1.99.20     
Accepted name: alkan-1-ol dehydrogenase (acceptor)
Reaction: primary alcohol + acceptor = aldehyde + reduced acceptor
Other name(s): polyethylene glycol dehydrogenase; alkan-1-ol:(acceptor) oxidoreductase
Systematic name: alkan-1-ol:acceptor oxidoreductase
Comments: A quinoprotein. Acts on C3-C16 linear-chain saturated primary alcohols, C4-C7 aldehydes and on non-ionic surfactants containing polyethylene glycol residues, such as Tween 40 and 60, but not on methanol and only very slowly on ethanol. 2,6-Dichloroindophenol can act as acceptor. cf. EC 1.1.99.8 alcohol dehydrogenase (acceptor).
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 75496-55-8
References:
1.  Kawai, F., Kimura, T., Tani, Y., Yamada, H., Ueno, T. and Fukami, H. Identification of reaction-products of polyethylene-glycol dehydrogenase. Agric. Biol. Chem. 47 (1983) 1669–1671.
2.  Kawai, F., Yamanaka, H., Ameyama, M., Shinagawa, E., Matsushita, K. and Adachi, O. Identification of the prosthetic group and further characterization of a novel enzyme, polyethylene-glycol dehydrogenase. Agric. Biol. Chem. 49 (1985) 1071–1076.
[EC 1.1.99.20 created 1989]
 
 


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